Boundaries And Therapeutic Relationships Quiz

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Do you know the difference between social and therapeutic relationships? If so, you can easily crack this quiz. Check out the quiz on boundaries and therapeutic relationships to check your understanding and knowledge of psychotherapy. Can you define boundaries-related concepts, including challenges, crossings, and violations? Professional boundaries are needed to protect the therapeutic process and maintain professionalism with the clients. It defines a safe therapeutic connection between a therapist and a client. Let's see how well you know about therapeutic boundaries with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Boundaries are described as:
    • A. 

      Rules of behavior which guide interaction with others.

    • B. 

      Limits that allow a patient and staff to connect safely in a therapeutic relationship based on patients' needs.

    • C. 

      Help us control the impact others have on us as well as our impact on others.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Purpose of boundaries include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Protect client vulnerability

    • B. 

      Provide legal protection for client and staff

    • C. 

      Keeps the focus on staff

    • D. 

      Protect staff from becoming over-involved with the client

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not examples of boundary challenges:
    • A. 

      The client asks you to pick up some cigarettes for him at the store

    • B. 

      The clients asks about your credentials

    • C. 

      The clients asks for your telephone number

    • D. 

      The client give you a gift

  • 4. 
    Examples of boundary crossing include:
    • A. 

      Visiting a client on your day off

    • B. 

      Attending a client's wedding

    • C. 

      Giving the client your cell phone number

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are true statements about boundary violations:
    • A. 

      Boundary violations often begin with good intentions

    • B. 

      Boundary violations are not always harmful to the patient

    • C. 

      Boundary violations can alter the limits of client staff relationship

    • D. 

      A AND C

  • 6. 
    Way to prevent boundary crossings/violations include:
    • A. 

      Review current policies and ethical codes

    • B. 

      Resist flattery and flirtation

    • C. 

      Reflect on how other staff members will perceive your intentions

    • D. 

      A AND B ONLY

    • E. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements do not describe a therapeutic relationship?
    • A. 

      It is a goal directed process with focus on the needs of the client.

    • B. 

      Individuals share mutual ideas, feelings and experiences

    • C. 

      The client is encouraged to problem with out interjecting preferences

    • D. 

      The staff is mainly responsible for maintaining the relationship

  • 8. 
    The ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with a forensic patient is one of the most important competencies required by staff working in a forensic setting. Which of the following statements are "Red flags of caution" in a forensic setting?
    • A. 

      The patient states: "You are the only who understands me."

    • B. 

      Inappropriate self-disclosure often occurs in non-therapeutic relationships

    • C. 

      The patient states: "I thought you were my friend."

    • D. 

      ALL OF THE ABOVE

    • E. 

      A AND C ONLY

  • 9. 
    Staff's response to patients should follow all of the following approaches except:
    • A. 

      Act in a professional manner rather than a social manner

    • B. 

      Set appropriate verbal boundaries on patient's behavior

    • C. 

      Use a relax playful approach

    • D. 

      Consult your supervisor for assistance

  • 10. 
    An example of boundary challenge is a patient asking you for your phone number.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Boundary issues are always clearly defined and can be grouped into three categories: challenges, crossings and violations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    You have been working with a client for months. Your client's sister, whom you have met, is getting married and you have been invited to the wedding. It would be appropriate for you to attend.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Boundary violations, although serious, are usually not harmful to the client.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Patients with uniquely similar personal situations and staffs' strong identification with that patient are factors that usually allow the staff to work effectively with that patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Signs of being over-involved in a professional relationship include: visiting a patient during off duty hours, giving extra attention to a client and having strong emotional feelings about how other staff treat your client.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    You run into a former client at the store six months after discharge. He asks your for a date. You refuse. This is an example of a boundary challenge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Self-awareness is critical in the prevention of staff/patient boundary crossing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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